It Is Very Important That United States Military Personnel

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It is very important that United States military personnel have a clear understanding of cultural awareness because of the mobilization of troops to multiple countries around the world. “Cultural Awareness is the foundation of communication and it involves the ability of standing back from ourselves and becoming aware of our cultural values, beliefs and perceptions” (Quappe & Cantatore, 2007). The United States of America and its interests face challenges on a daily basis from countries that intend to harm the American economy, American citizens, and the American way of life. Most countries that pose a threat to America have poor economic structures, unstable political officials, substantial military weaponry, divided social groups,…show more content…
Since the end of the Korean War, North Korea has unceasingly threatened the United States and their interests during modern times in reference to the Contemporary Operational Environment (COE) considerations and variables. Contemporary Operational Environment Variables Political Variable The current government that North Korea has in place in its country is a communist state. Communism can be defined as advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs. North Korea’s major political party is the Korean Workers’ Party (KWP) and has been governed by the Kim dynasty since 1946. North Korea also has minor parties such as the Chondoist Chongu Party and the Social Democratic Party (Both run by the KWP). All political parties are controlled by the “Supreme Leader” and appoints members to political positions as needed. The people of North Korea refer to whoever is leading the government as “Supreme Leader.” Currently, North Korea’s “Supreme Leader” is Kim Jong Un and he was elected, unopposed, in December 17, 2011. The biggest concern with North Korea’s government is that they do not possess any diplomatic representation in the United States, nor does it posses any diplomatic representation from the United States. Military Variable The North Korean military is called the North Korean People 's Army and it consists of Ground
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